Joel Hams Embiid is a popular Cameroonian popularly by his professional name, Joel Embiid. He is a basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who has been playing for the Philadelphia 76ers since 2014. He had played for only one year in college for the Kansas Jayhawks before he was drafted in the 2014 NBA by the 76ers.
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Biography and Early Life
Joel Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 16 March 1994. He is the son of Thomas Embiid, a military officer and Christine. He has played volleyball and soccer since he was a child. At first, he wanted to become a professional volleyball player in Europe but changed his career at the age of 15 when he decided to play basketball. He was first discovered by Luc Mbah, a Moute during a basketball camp who became his mentor and moved to the United States when he was 16 years and focused on his basketball career.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Joel Embiid in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joel Embiid’s age is 27 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 16 March 1994. Though, he is 7′ 00″ in feet and inches and 213 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 280 lbs in Pound and 127 kg in Kilograms.
Embiid attended Montverde Academy the same school with Mbah a Moute. Due to lack of playing time, he decided to transfer to The Rock School, which is a Christian Academy, after one year. In his senior year, he led his school team to a 33-4 record and also a state scholarship which averaged 13 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in each game.
He then enrolled at the University of Kansas after graduating in 2014. He was one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year on 13 February 2014. He played 28 games in the 2013-14 season and averaged 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. He suffered from a stress fracture in March 2014 and missed that year’s Big 12 tournament and also the NCAA Tournament.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Embiid and Anne de Paula, a Brazilian model, have been dating since 2018. They have a son together who was born in September 2020.
He had a younger brother, Arthur, but he died on 16 October 2014 from a car crash in Cameroon. His younger sister is called Muriel.
Is Joel Embiid Gay?
No. Embiid is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has no such rumours. Although he is currently not married, he has a girlfriend and a son together.
Embiid started his professional basketball career in 2014 after forgoing his college eligibility. He had a broken navicular bone on the right leg and underwent surgery on 20 June 2014. He was ruled out for the next six months, but after six days, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers on the third pick and became the third Cameroonian NBA player. Others were Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje and Luc Mbah a Moute.
He signed his rookie contract with the 76ers on 26 August 2014 but did not play because of his broken bone. He also missed the 2015-16 season because a CT scan showed less healing. He played a game in the 2016-17 season on 4 October against the Boston Celtics. His first NBA regular-season debut was on 26 October 2016 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He made his First All-star appearance in the 2017-18 season. He signed a five-year contract of $148 million on 10 October 2017. He had the privilege to earn an extra $30 million after earning All-NBA first, second or even third selection. He received various titles in the 2017-18 season. He also played against various teams, including Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets and several others.
He started his 2018-19 season on 24 October 2018 with a 123-108 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he had high points and became the first franchise player with those marks after Charles Barkley in November 1991. He played against Chicago Bulls on 20 February 2021, earning 50 points and 117 rebounds and a 112-105 win.
Embiid has received various career highlights and awards. Some of them include the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team in 2014, Second-team All-Big 12, NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2012, NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2018 and 2019, All-NBA Second Team in 2018 and 2019 and NBA All-Star from 2018 to 2021.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joel Embiid in ’2021’
As of 2021, Embiid has an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has earned such a high amount of wealth from his basketball career. After signing a contract with Philadelphia, he was paid a sum of $148 million and an additional 430 million incentives.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He can speak Basaa and French fluently apart from English.
- He has a playful personality as well as a social media personality.
- Embiid donated $100 000 after his 2021 NBA All-Star Game win to a number of homeless organizations in Philadelphia.
Joel Embiid is one of the greatest players we have in the NBA. Although he comes from a small country, he has earned a great name in the NBA. Currently, he is not married and is still enjoying his life as he plans on starting a family. He has become an inspiration to many young people.
Facts of Joel Hans Embiid
- Gender Male
- full nameJoel Hans Embiid
- birthplaceYaoundé, Cameroon
- Date of Birth March 16, 1994
- Age 27 years 10 months
- Horoscope Pisces
- Lucky Number 6
- Lucky Stone Aquamarine
- Lucky Color Sea Green
- Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
- net worth$60 million
- professionBasketball player
- weightIn Kilograms – 127 Kg, In Pounds – 280 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 213 cm, In Feet and Inches – 7′ 0″
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorBlack
- high schoolMontverde Academy and The Rock School